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  • Face of Defense: Vietnam Vet Guardsman Savors View From Top

    06/09/2011 5:43:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 1+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Army Sgt. Darron Salzer, National Guard Bureau
    ARLINGTON, Va., June 9, 2011 Ė As one of the last remaining active-duty National Guard members with service experience in Vietnam, Army Master Sgt. Leland Lesher said the most rewarding thing about his career is the view from the top while at the Army Guard headquarters. Army Master Sgt. Leland Lesher, Army National Guard force protection branch noncommissioned officer in charge and an Illinois National Guard member, swears the oath of extension and enlistment at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Va., June 7, 2011. Lesher is one of the last active-duty Guard members who has service time...
  • Salute to D-Day Veterans - [Vanity]

    06/06/2011 1:06:05 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 6/6/2011 | Self
    Thank you D-Day veterans. You service will always be remembered, as well as that of the fallen.
  • The Incredible Story of "Reckless" - Equine Korean War Vet & Heroine

    06/02/2011 7:12:23 AM PDT · by soozla · 2 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 06/02/2011 | 5th Marine Recoiless Rifles - 1st Marine Div
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIo3ZfA9da0&feature=player_embedded
  • Memorial Day In Brooklyn

    05/30/2011 5:00:02 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies · 1+ views
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 30, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    Iíll attempt to keep my commentary to a minimum, since I donít think I can add much to the images Iíll be posting today. The image above is of the Field of Flags, a memorial to the 266 New Yorkers who been killed in action during operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and associated theaters of the War on Terror. The fact that I couldnít get the entire field into view illustrates the extent of the sacrifice made by men and women of our Armed Forces, but also the contribution New York as a state has made to their missions overseas....
  • Marine Corps foundation honors heroic Vietnam War priest

    05/22/2011 3:46:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 2+ views
    CNA ^ | Triangle, Va., May 20, 2011
    www.catholicnewsagency.com Marine Corps foundation honors heroic Vietnam War priest By Marianne Medlin Marine Cpl. James Capodanno, stands next to the window dedicated to his brother. Credit: Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Triangle, Va., May 20, 2011 / 02:35 am (CNA).- Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno, a chaplain who was killed in action while protecting U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War, was honored with a permanent tribute at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.ďThe Marines who served with Chaplain Capodanno remember him as the Chaplain who went wherever his Marines needed his comfort and guidance, no matter the personal...
  • Old Guard Soldiers recall 9⁄11 role at ceremony

    05/14/2011 2:27:59 PM PDT · by shove_it · 1 replies · 1+ views
    DC Military ^ | 12 May 2011 | Sgt Erica Vinyard
    ¬Ď¬ĎLast Monday morning, the nation woke to the news of the death of the mastermind of the 9‚ĀĄ11 attacks and the nation¬ís most wanted criminal, who met the same fate that he imposed on more than 3,000 citizens,¬Ē said Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington, during a May 9 ceremony at Fort McNair, commemorating the actions of MDW personnel who responded to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. ¬Ď¬ĎLast Sunday¬ís actions are a striking example of American commitment; that same commitment that brings us here today, to dedicate a...
  • Navy wife makes desperate plea for missing husband with PTSD

    05/06/2011 12:45:44 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 11 replies · 1+ views
    KFMB 8 TV ^ | May 6, 2011 | Craig McKee
    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A local Navy wife is desperate to find her missing husband, who has post traumatic stress disorder and hasn't been seen in days. "My whole world is collapsing because this is the guy I was going to spend the rest of my life with," says Amanda Hamilton. She and Nicholas married four and a half years ago and have two sons together. As a couple they've faced deployments, but the most recent deployment on the USS Ronald Reagan to provide humanitarian relief to Tsunami victims in Japan proved to be a tipping point, according to...
  • President Honors Wounded and Ill on Silver Star Service Banner Day

    05/01/2011 4:01:03 PM PDT · by Steve Newton · 1+ views
    The Silver Star Families of Ameria ^ | May 2011 | Steve Newton
    Today is Silver Star Service Banner Day and the start of Military appreciation Month.
  • Respect our Flag Disposal Locator

    04/22/2011 11:35:49 AM PDT · by respectourflag · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Repect Our Flag ^ | April 22, 2011 | J. Brennan
    I'm writing this post to ask for some help from fellow veterans and anyone who loves our Flag. I recently went into a local car dealership to buy a new vehicle. While doing the deal I was asked if i wanted to buy a used factory cover for my truck. When I went into the storage room, my heart sunk. Over in the corner covered with dust (thick as dry wall dust), was LARGE flags that were previously flown laying in the dirt. I immediately went to the CEO and told them I wanted the flag, and I took them...
  • Anti-War traitor, ADAM KOKESH, joins staff of RUSSIA TODAY!

    04/04/2011 5:29:26 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 04/04/2011 | Russia Today
    Darling of the peace movement and anti-War traitor, Adam Kokesh has joined in with the left wing RUSSIA TODAY!
  • Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear

    04/01/2011 3:47:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 23 replies
    Stetson hat to be new Army standard headgear In a tip-of-the-brim nod to its American frontier history, the Army is likely to change hats again - returning to the days of the wild west and adopting a dark blue Stetson as the official head cover... Read More
  • Vets and Active Duty personnel Gary D. Barnett needs a good Freeping

    03/31/2011 5:02:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Robowombat ^ | March 31 | Me
    I posted this earlier on the Blog page but thought Vets and active duty military personnel and just other Americans would find this of interest. Mr. Barnett needs a lot of communications to shake his smug universe. The Lew Rockwell site is disliked ,correctly, for a number of reasons here. However, I have found that many of the posters such as Tom Wood are gentlemen and will discuss substantive disagreements in a civil and even friendly fashion. But there are those whose combination of abuseness and vulgarity particularly towards the armed forces merit slamming. One such is Mr Gary Barnett,...
  • What happens when the CinC issues an unlawful order?

    03/28/2011 7:18:32 PM PDT · by sarasmom · 26 replies
    self | 032811 | sarasmom
    When there exists a situation where the specific directives of the UCMJ, and an elected CINCs orders are in direct conflict, which directive order is primary?
  • To all Vets: Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB)

    03/22/2011 2:01:28 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 10 replies
    NGB Weekly Threat Update/Force Protection Advisory | 22 Feb 2011
    Sent to me by my Readiness NCO SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON A VETERANS AFFAIRS SCAM. REPEAT - THIS IS AN ADVISORY ON A SCAM THAT IS CIRCULATING. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB) An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way.
  • Bud Lomell, Local World War II Hero, Dies ("Boys of Point Du Hoc")

    03/05/2011 5:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Patch ^ | March 3, 2011 | Catherine Galioto, Don Bennett, and Adam Hochron
    A local legend many called a hero for his World War II efforts died at the age of 91 yesterday. World War II veteran and Silver Star recipient Leonard G. 'Bud' Lomell died of natural causes in Toms River March 1. ďHe was a great friend of all of us and a hero of D-Day, a person of great character,íí said Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari. ďBud was a very kind man, we miss him,íí said Freeholder Gerry P. Little, recalling how Lomell served in the Second Ranger Battalion, charged with silencing German shore batteries during the D-Day invasion. He...
  • Prez Engages in Oil Speculation, Confuses With Dithering on Libya

    02/28/2011 3:48:39 PM PST · by Candor7 · 7 replies
    EIB Network ^ | February 25, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The president of the United States has engaged in oil price speculation. This is unprecedented. It's unheard of, and it isn't healthy. And the Money Honey at CNBC was not happy about it. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday afternoon, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, during a meeting with the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. OBAMA: We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and it will stabilize. RUSH: He's talking about the oil price. "We actually think that we'll be able to ride out the Libya situation and [the price of oil] will...
  • TOG (The Old Guard) to help celebrate Kuwaiti liberation

    02/19/2011 8:32:36 AM PST · by shove_it · 8 replies
    DC Military ^ | 17 Feb 2011 | Michael Norris Pentagram Assistant Editor
    One hundred forty Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, will travel to Kuwait next week to take part in the countryís 20th anniversary of its liberation during the 1991 Gulf War. TOG will provide a marching company and color bearers for the Feb. 26 ceremony and parade, joined by other U.S. and international military personnel who participated in the conflict. Kuwait will also concurrently recognize the 50th year of independence from Great Britain during several days of festivities surrounding Liberation Day, although the calendar date for that anniversary doesnít actually occur until June. Kuwait was liberated...
  • VETERANíS GROUP DEMANDS APOLOGY FROM SEC. OF STATE CLINTON

    02/18/2011 8:28:39 AM PST · by NoNAIS · 13 replies
    Sun Valley Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2010 | Not Stated
    Video at link As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression - and lauding freedom of speech on the Internet - 71-year-old military veteran Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes and hustled out of the building and, according to McGovern and his supporters, was ďbrutalized and left bleeding in jail.Ē What McGovern did was simply remain standing silently in the audience and turned his back on her as...
  • Maine American Legion 64th annual Dirigo Boys State

    02/04/2011 1:06:52 PM PST · by George Varnum · 3 replies
    The American Legion, Dept. of Maine ^ | 02/04/2011 | Uncle Jaque
    The American Legion Department of Maine has announced the 64th annual Dirigo Boys State to be held at Thomas College in Waterville from June 19 to the 23rd, 2011. The purpose of Boys State is to provide Maine High School Juniors an opportunity to learn the basic system of politics and governance of a democratic society. Instructors are brought in from a diverse background of legal, educational, and political backgrounds to guide participants in setting up a simulated or "moot" government reflecting that of the State of Maine. Cost of the Summer program is $275 which may be subsidized by...
  • FEBRUARY 3 Ė NATIONAL FOUR CHAPLAINS DAY

    02/03/2011 1:35:24 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 3, 2011 | Rees Lloyd
    ďFour Chaplains DayĒ is to be observed annually on February 3 in America by the unanimous resolution of the U.S. Congress in 1988. It is a day to remember February 3, 1943, one of the most remarkable and inspiring acts of heroism in the history of warfare took place in World War II. It is a day to honor the heroism of the Four Chaplains, who selflessly gave their lives ďthat others may live.ĒHowever, although veterans in The American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other veterans organizations, will hold special observances on Four Chaplains Day, most American media,...